Namaste friend – Welcome to your daily meditation space.

Today’s Meditation:

Kanyini (Unconditional Love)

This beautiful Aboriginal chant was offered to us by the late Uncle Bob Randall – Australian peace warrior and Aboriginal elder. His spirit lives on through his music and his wisdom. The chant invokes unconditional love towards all beings and includes a spontaneous prayer that Uncle recited during the recording.
Bathe in the essence of compassion, forgiveness, gratitude and let Uncle Bob’s transmission penetrate your being.
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Ngalu…Kanyini
(From me, I live with unconditional love)
Kanyini Ngalu
(Unconditional love is up to me)

Ngalu…Tjukurrpa (Facing East)
(From me, I live with unconditional love for my belief system of the superconsciousness of all creation)
Tjukurrpa Kanyini Ngalu
(Unconditional love for my belief system is up to me)

Ngalu…Kurunpa (Facing South)
(From me, I live with unconditional love for my spirituality)
Kurunpa Kanyini Ngalu:
(My Spirituality with unconditional love is from (up to) me)

Ngalu…Ngura: (Facing West)
(From me, I live with unconditional love for the land (my home) I belong to)
Ngura Kanyini Ngalu
(Unconditional love for the land/my home is from/up to me)

Ngalu…Walytja (Facing North):
(From me, I have unconditional love for my family)
Walytja Kanyini Ngalu:
(Unconditional love for my family is from (up to) me)

Pirinpa…Tjuta
(To all white people)
Napartji Napartji, Kanyini Ngalu
(Evenly) Us Together, I have unconditional love from (up to) me)

We are One…We are free
Love is my…Responsibility
We are One…One Family
Love is my…responsibility
Love is my…responsibility
Love is my…responsibility

Literal translation:
Kanyini – Unconditional love and being responsible – It is my responsibility to look after every living being on earth with love
Ngalu – from me
Anangu….. Tjuta – All people
Napartji Napartji – (evenly)(all) together
Kanyini Ngalu – Unconditional love is from (up to) me
Pirinpa – white people
Anangu – this word refers to the Central desert people. It means “the people” but the word in the song can be changed to “Noongar” or any other tribe
Tjuta – many
Napartji – Let’s do it together (literally: not lopsided)

Pronounciation:
Kanyini – Ka’-nyee- nee
Ngalu – NGy’-a-lo
Tjukurrpa – Choo’-kurr-pa
Kurunpa – Koor’-oon-pa
Ngura – NGoo’-ra
Walytja – Wall’-cha
Pirinpa – Peer’ -in-pa
Anangu – Un’-ung-oo
Tjuta – Ju’-ta / Choo’-ta
Napartji – Nup’-pa-gee (chee)

(“Gayatri Mantra Japa Celebration (Illumination)”, from the album “TIMELESS” by Deva Premal & Miten.)

We are honoured to receive you.

Meditation may look serious, but as your practice deepens you will discover a joyful activity. Meditation is an adventure into Nothingness. An experience of ‘relaxed awareness’.

We are here to replenish the spirit and rejuvenate the cells, so take the time to slow down. Find a comfortable space to sit, where you can be relaxed and at the same time, alert.

Sit with an upright spine if possible, and relax your shoulders. Remember, meditation is not a serious activity. It is a gift from ourselves to ourselves.

Make sure you will be undisturbed for the duration of the session.

If you choose to lie down remember this activity is not about falling into sleep, so bring your attention to the incoming and outgoing of your breath, and stay alert.

As the mind wanders, take care not to blame yourself.

Just simply come back to the mantra and the rhythm of your breath.

We suggest you meditate with closed eyes so you will be undistracted by any external sensation.

Our suggestion is to create a daily ritual that will support your meditation.

This could include:

  • Lighting a candle.
  • Lighting incense or using an aroma lamp.
  • Ringing a temple bell (or chimes) at the beginning – and at the end – of every session.

We are practicing relaxed awareness. So do what you can to stay alert, and as your system gradually slows down you will become aware of the sounds around you. Listening to every sound, as God’s orchestra, your attention will eliminate the chatter of the busy mind.

Chant the mantra OM 3 times with the mudra ‘Namaste’.

This will tune you consciously into the energy of the sangha – your brothers and sisters and fellow travellers, who are also joining the meditation.

The duration of the meditation will be about 10-15 minutes. If possible, meditate at the same time, in the same location. This will create a nurturing habit that will support your practice.

 Most meditations will include chanting and we encourage you to chant with us – the words and translations given each day will deepen your experience. 

If you find that some of the mantras are too difficult, don’t worry. Just close your eyes and let the mantra penetrate your being. Let its transformative power wash over you.

Often we feel the effect of meditation when chant is completed. So don’t miss this powerful moment. Sit quietly for a few more minutes with your eyes closed, and give thanks by bowing in Namaste.

Complete your meditation with the Sanskrit prayer for Universal Peace:

Om Shanti Shanti Shanti. 

And – remember – the quality of your meditation will radiate peaceful frequencies into the cosmic field – you are contributing to the welfare of your global human family.

Have a joyous meditation!